PROF. MICHAEL CHUKWUDI NDINECHI

B. Eng; M.Sc.; Ph.D (FUTO); MNSE; MIEEE; COREN Reg.; MNIM; FIIA; FIIAN(Hon) NAIBD, CHAT

ENGR. PROF. MICHAEL CHUKWUDI NDINECHI,    (KSM)

Eng; M.Sc.; PhD (FUTO); MNSE; MIEEE; COREN Reg.;

MNIM; FIIA; FIIAN(Hon) NAIBD, CHAT

Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

E-mail: mcndinechi@gmail.com;  michael.ndinechi@futo.edu.ng

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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS WITH DATES:

  1. West African School Certificate/General Certificate of Education 1981
  2. Ordinary National Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Engineering (Upper Credit) 1984
  3. B. Eng. Electrical/Electronics Engineering (Second Class Honours Upper Division) 1988.
  4. M.Sc. Electrical/Electronics (Communications) Engineering 1991
  5. Certificate in Data Communications 1995.
  6. PhD Electrical/Electronic Engineering 2008.

ACADEMIC HONOURS AND SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS:

  1. Junior Research Fellowship for Graduate Study at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, 1990.
  2. Federal Government of Nigeria Post Graduate Scholarship Award, 1990.
  3. World Bank/National Universities Commission (Nigeria) Research Fellowship Award, 1994.
  4. Africa Educational Trust Award, London, 1995.
  5. National Award for Industrial and Business Development (NAIRD).
  6. Certificate of Honour for Accountability and Transparency (CHAT).
  7. Distinguished Leadership in National Development Gold Award (D’LINGA 2012).

WORK EXPERIENCE:

1.    Current Position:

Professor/Director

Information and Communication Technology Centre (ICTC), Federal University of Technology, Owerri, (July 2016 to Date). 2.

2.     Professor and Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria (July 2015 to June 2016).

3.     Director/Chief Executive Officer

Electronics Development Institute, (ELDI) Awka.  National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).  Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. Nigeria (2010 – 2014).

4.     Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

Position:    

Associate Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (2008 – 2010)

5.     University of Greenwich, London, School of Engineering, Woolwich Campus, London SEI8 6PF.

            Position:                     Visiting Research Student (Jan – Dec 1995).

6.     Ricdenis Nigeria Limited, 130 Wetheral (1991 – 1992)

            Position:                     Pupil Engineer (1991-1992)

7.     Imo Newspapers Limited, Owerri, Nigeria

            Position:         Pupil Engineer (One-year NYSC Programme) 1988 – 1989.

8.     Opiegbe Girls Secondary School Ideani, Anambra State.

            Position:         Auxiliary Teacher 1981 – 1982.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

  1. Designed and Developed a Microprocessor-based Audio Teleconferencing System.
  2. Design and Simulation of Data Communications Protocol for Dedicated Information Exchange in Nigeria:- A research work carried out at the University of Greenwich, London.
  3. Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN).
  4. Modelling and Simulation of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs).
  5. Energy Conservation in Wireless Sensor Networks.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

i.      Algorithms for Energy Conservation in Digital Systems.

ii,     Wireless Sensor Networks and IoTs.

iii.   Microcontrollers and their Applications.

OTHER INTERESTS:

  1. Adaptation of Engineering Techniques to Problems Solving.
  2. Technological and Skill Acquisition for Young People.

SOFT SKILLS:

Good teamwork skill and self-motivating.  Conversant with Word Processors, Electronic Design Software packages and CAD/CAM software.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  1. Corporate Member Nigerian Society of Engineers (8378).
  2. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE (41380902).
  3. COREN Registered Engineer (R.11, 623).
  4. Member Nigerian Institute of Management.
  5. Fellow Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria.
  6. Honourary Fellow Institute of Internal Auditors of Nigeria.

PUBLISHED PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

Ndinechi, Michael C.

            “Security Management in Computer Networked Environment” Review of Arts and Social Science; Quarterly Journal of Inter-University Friendship Association.  Vol. 2 No. 1. March 2000 pp 116 – 121.


Ndinechi, Michael C.

            “Computer Interfacing Techniques for Data Acquisition and Control of External Systems”.  African Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 1, No. 2, November 2000 pp. 25 – 30.


Ndinechi, Michael C.

            “Optimization and Management of Information in Local Area Networks” Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology (JSET) Vol. 5 No. 1 March 2002, pp. 3831 – 3841.


Ndinechi, Michael C.

            “Computer Interfacing for Data Acquisition and Systems Control”  Journal of the Association for the Advancement of Modeling & Simulation Techniques in Enterprises, AMSE, France 2002, Vol. 75, No. 1, 2 pp. 25 – 32.


Ndinechi, Michael C. & Amadi, Henry U.

            “Computer-Aided Technique for the Determination of Reflection Point in a Microwave Path Profile Design” Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Medwell Online, 1(4) 2006, pp. 370 – 374.

            http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=jeasci.2006.370.374


Ndinechi, Michael C. & Opara, Felix K.

            “Design Issues and Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks”. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 1, March 2007, pp. 1 -10.

            http://www.ajol.info/viewissue.php?jid=268&id=4170


Opara, Felix K. and Ndinechi, Michael C.

            “Design of a Data-Link-Control for FUTO Campus Wide Alert System (CAWAS)”  International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 1, March 2007, pp. 29 – 38.


Ndinechi, M.C., Ejimanya, J.I. & Akujuobi, C.,M.

            “Predictive Modeling for the Determination of Wireless Sensor Network Reliability”.  Asian Journal of Information Technology, Medwell Online, 6(3):  2007, pp. 396 – 401.

            http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=ajit.2007.396.401


Ndinechi, M.C. and Chukwudebe, G.A.

            “Research Issues in Emerging Wireless Sensor Networks” The Heartland Engineer’ Journal of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Second edition, Vol. 1, Number 2, November 2007, pp 64 – 74.


Ndinechi, Michael C.

            “Design and Simulation of Microprocessor Based Audio Teleconferencing System” ‘Advances in Science and Technology’.  An African Journal of Research, Innovation and Discovery.  Vol. 1, No. 3 2008, pp 12 – 16.


Ndinechi, M.C., Chukwudebe, G. A and Akujuobi, C. M.

            “Predictive Modeling for Energy Conservation in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)” Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Medwell Online, 3(11) 2008, pp. 893 – 904.

            http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=jeasci.2008.893.904 


Ndinechi M. C.; Ndefo H. A.; Okita A. M. C. and Onuoha S. C.

            “Design and Construction of a Solar Energy Tracking Device”.  International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 5(1), 2009, pp. 41 – 45.

http://www.tapasinstitute.org/journals/ijonas.


Ndinechi, M.C. and Onwuchekwa, N.

“Illustration of Decimation in Digital Signal Processing DSP Systems Using Matlab”.  International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 5(2), 2009, pp. 98 – 106. http://www.tapasinstitute.org/journals/ijonas.


Ndinechi, M. C.; Onwuchekwa, N. & Chukwudebe, G. A.

“Algorithm for Applying Interpolation in Digital Signal Processing Systems”. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 5(2), 2009, pp. 114 – 119. http://www.tapasinstitute.org/journals/ijonas.


Ndinechi, M. C.; Onwuchekwa, N. & Chukwudebe, G. A.

            “Algorithm for Applying Decimator Structures in Digital Signal Processing Systems for Energy Conservation”.  International Journal of Soft Computing.  Medwell Journals 4(6):  pp. 236 – 242, 2009.

            http://www.medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=ijscomp.2009.236.242


Ndinechi, M.C. and Okwu P.I.

“Design of a Digital Calibrated Power Meter”.  The Awka Engineer A Quarterly Publication of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Awka Branch.  Vol. 2, September 2010 pp52 – 58.


Ndinechi M.C. and  Okwu P. I.

           “Design of a Solar Powered Borehole Control System”.  The Awka Engineer Volume 2. -Journal Publication of NSE Awka Branch, September 2010, pp. 60 – 68.


Okeke, S.S.N; Nwabueze, C. A. and Ndinechi, M.C.

            “Analysis of Therapeutic non-invasive microwave Thermography” National and Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. II No. 2, Nov 2010, pp. 216 – 223.


Ezeh, G. N.; Chukwudebe, G. A; Ndinechi M. C. & Eneh I.I.

Re-Engineering Paper Based Office Into Paperless Office: Academic Administrator Example In Nigeria” Global Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4, No. 1. (2011) pp. 123 – 134.


Ndinechi, M. C.

            “Veritable Solution to Energy Crisis in Nigeria Through Acquisition of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Technology”. The Nigerian Engineer.  The Official Magazine of the Nigerian Society of Engineers ISSN 0331-5967, May 2011, pp. 46 - 51.


Okeke S.S.N, Nwabueze C.A and Ndinechi M.C

“WiMAX, LTE and 4G Mobile Broadband Wireless Network Technologies: A Comparative Analysis.” Natural and Applied Sciences Journal, Vol.12, No. 1, ISSN 1119 – 9296, June 2011, pp 1 – 7.

http://www.naasjournal-ng.org


Okeke S.S.N, Nwabueze C.A, Ndinechi M.C, Oyedum D. and Isah C. U.

“Ultra Low Power Drives Wireless and Sensor Network Technology.” Natural and Applied Sciences Journal,Vol.12, No. 2, ISSN 1119 – 9296, Nov. 2011, pp 140 – 149

http://www.naasjournal-ng.org


Ndinechi M. C.; Ogungbenro, O. A. and Okafor, K.

          “Digital Metering System: A Better Alternative To Electromechanical Energy Meter In Nigeria’’, International Journal of Academic Research, Vol.3,  No. 5 September 2011, pp 189 – 194.

           http://www.ijar.lit.az/en.php?go=september2011


Ndinechi, M. C, Onwusuru, I & Ogungbenro, O. A.

“Economic Potentials of Animal Dung as a Viable Source of Biomass Energy”. Academic Research International, ISSN-L; 2223 – 9553, ISSN: 2223 – 9944, Vol. 2, No. 1, January 2012, pp 83 - 89.

http://www.savap.orgpk/journals/ARInt/Vol.2(1)/2012(2.1-10)pdf


Ndinechi, M. C.; Ogungbenro, A. O. and Nwadiuko, O. C.

           “Reliability Assessment Of Incandescent Light Bulbs In Nigeria Market - Case for Energy Saving Alternative, Academic Research International, ISSN-L; 2223 – 9553, ISSN: 2223 – 9944, Vol. 2, No. 3, May 2012, pp 259 - 364.

http://www.savap.orgpk/journals/ARInt/Vol.2(3)/2012(2.3-30)pdf


Ndinechi, M. C., Ogungbenro, O. A. and Onwusuru, I. M.

           “The Imperative of Incorporating Passive Solar Cooling Photovoltaic Lighting and Energy Saving Lighting Bulbs to the Housing Policy in Nigeria.” Academic Research International, ISSN-L; 2223 – 9553, ISSN: 2223 – 9944, Vol 2, No. 3, May 2012, pp 252 – 258. http://www.savap.org.pk/journals/ARInt/Vol.2(3)/2012(2.3-29).pdf


Ndinechi, M. C.; Uzedhe, G. O. and Ogungbenro, A. O.

“An Approach to Low-Cost Oscilloscope Development at Medium Frequencies Using LED Screen”. African Journal of Computing and ICT, Vol. 5. No. 5, September 2012. ISSN 2006-1781, PP 66 71.

http://www.ajocict.net/Published_Volume_AJOCICT-Vol.5Sep20

 


Agubor, C. K., Ndinechi, M. C. and Opara R. O.

 

           “A Practical Guide to Site Selection for Communication Antennas and Their Support Structures in Nigeria” Academic Research International, ISSN-L; 2223 – 9553, ISSN: 2223 – 9944, Vol 4, No. 1, January 2013, pp 391 – 401.

  http://www.savap.org.pk/journals/ARInt/Vol.4(1)/2013(4.1-42).pdf


Ndinechi M. C. “Electrical and Electronics Industry in Nigeria” Chapter 20 in the Book ‘Raw Materials Development for the transformation of the Manufacturing Sector in Nigeria’. Edited by A. P. Onwualu, A. A. Ogunwusi, A. E. Inyang and I. C. Olife, RMRDC Technical Publication Series 13.1, Abuja Nigeria, 2013.


G. C. Ononiwu, G. A. Chukwudebe, M. C. Ndinechi, E. N. C. Okafor, F. K. Opara.

           Models for DSP Applications on Tiled Many-Core Architectures. Asian Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences. ISSN: 2186 – 8476, ISSN: 2186 – 8468 print, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 70 – 81, March 2013. http://www.ajsc.leana-luna.co.jp

 


Agubor C. K., Ndinechi M. C., Chukwudebe G. A. Opara F. K.

 

           “Comparative Analysis of Multiple and Single Antenna Applications in Mobile Wireless Communication”. Academic Research International, ISSN: 2223 – 9944, Vol. 5(2), pp 148 – 160,  March 2014.

           http://www.journals.savap.org.pk/journals/ARInt/Vol.5(2)/2014(5.2-19).pdf


Ononiwu G. C., Chukwudebe G. A., Ndinechi M. C., Okafor E. N. C.

           A Many-Core Energy and Latency Estimator. American Based Research Journal. Vol. 2, Issue 4, ISSN 2304 – 7151, pp.14 – 23, April 2013.

 http://www.abrj.org/Volume2,Issue4,paper(2)pdf


Diala U. H., Ezeh G. N. and Ndinechi M. C.

           Software Implementation of an Analysis and Design of a Linear Time-Invariant System. International Journal of Emerging Technology and Research. ISSN: 2347 – 6079, Vol. 1 Issue 3, pp 115 – 120, March to April 2014.

            http://www.ijetr.org/finalpdf/1397036758.pdf


Ezeofor C. J. & Ndinechi M. C.

           Graphical User Interface for Simulating Convolutional Codes with Viterbi Decoding in Digital Communications Systems Using MatLab. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology. ISSN: 2319 – 8753 Vol. 3 Issue 7, pp. 14919 – 14930, July 2014.

           http://www.ijirset.com/upload/2014/july/91graphical.pdf


S. Ozuomba, G. Chukwudebe, F. Oparah, M. Ndinechi

           Preliminary Context Analysis of Community Informatics Social Network Web Application. Nigerian Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH) Vol.32, No.2, ISSN: 1115 – 8443, pp.266 – 272, July 2013.  http://www.nijotech.com

 


Agubor C. K., Ndinechi M. C. Chukwudebe G. A. Opara F.K.

 

           Performance Evaluation of Multiple Antenna Systems with Diversity Techniques Using BER Analysis. Academic Research, Vol. 5(5), September 2014, pp. 74 – 85. www.journals.savap.org.pk


Simeon Ozuomba, G.A. Chukwudebe, F.K. Oparah, M.C. Ndinechi

           Social Networking Technology: A Frontier of Communications for Development in The Developing Countries. Chapter 7, Advances in Environmental Engineering and Green Technologies (AEEGT) Book Series. IGI Publishing, 2014.


I. O. Akwukwaegbu, E. N. C. Okafor, F. I. Izuegbunam, M. C. Ndinechi

           Evaluation of the Reserved Energy Resources for Nigeria Power Generation and Transmission Capacities Improvement. International Journal of Research in Engineering Research and Technology, eISSN: 2319 – 1163, pISSN: 2321 – 7308, Volume 05, Issue 05, May 2016, pp 136 – 145. http://ijret.esatjournals.org


I. O. Akwukwaegbu, E. N. C. Okafor, F. I. Izuegbunam, M. C. Ndinechi

           Voltage Stability Assessment of 330KV Nigeria Power System Using Continuation Power Flow Technique. International Journal of Engineering Research and Management (IJERM), ISSN: 2349 – 2058, Volume 03, Issue 06, June 2016, pp 222 – 233.

CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP ATTENDED AND PAPERS PRESENTED

Ndinechi, M.C. Evolving Efficient Telecommunications Development Policies for the Challenges of the Future. In Proceeding of the National Conference on Telecommunications Development in Nigeria, Owerri. March 1 – 2, 1993.


Ndinechi, M. C. “Engineering Education in Nigeria Through Federal Universities of Technology”, In Proceedings of Engineering Education for Developing Countries Seminar, London, 26 – 28 October 1995.


Ndinechi, M. C. VSAT Networks As Solution To Inadequate Communications Infrastructure In Developing Countries In Proceedings of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Annual General Conference, Ilorin, 1999, pp. 270 – 278.


Okafor, E. N. C. & Ndinechi, M.C.Engineering Education – Industrial Co-operation: A Key to Poverty Alleviation in the New Millennium”.  In Proceedings of the National Engineering Conference, Abuja, 20th – 24th Nov. 2000, pp. 161 – 172.


Ndinechi, M. C. and Chukwudebe, G. A. “Emerging Wireless Sensor Networks: The Network for the Millennium”.  In Proceedings of the 1st National Engineering Technology Conference 1st - 4th April 2008, ABU Zaria, pp. 199 – 205.


Ndinechi, M. C. and Orji, C.E. “Options for the Acquisition of Photovoltaic Solar Energy Technology in Nigeria” In Proceedings of the 1st FUTO International Conference on Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development, Special Edition (August 2011) pp. 31 - 34.


Orji, C. E, Ndinechi, M. C, Okeoma, K. B, and Anusionwu, B. C. “The Nigerian Solar Energy Challenge”. In Proceedings of the 1st FUTO International Conference on Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development, Special Edition (August 2011) pp. 31 - 34.


Diala H. and Ndinechi M.C.Concentrating Solar power clean energy for the electric grid”. In Proceeding of the 1st International Conference IEEE NIGERCON 2010.  Vol. 1 No 1.  17th – 19th June 2010, pp 193 – 197.


Ndinechi, M. C.Solar Energy: Any substantial Benefits so far”.  In Proceedings of the Nigerian Society of Engineers Awka Branch Annual lecture, 2nd Edition, 23 – 24 Sept. 2010 pp. 59- 63.


Ndinechi, M. C. and Okwu, P. I.Home Automation System Using Personal Computer” In Proceedings of the Nigerian Society of Engineers Awka Branch Annual lecture, 3rd Edition, 23 – 24 Oct. 2011, pp. 59- 63.


Ndinechi, M. C. “Appropriate Roadmap for Electronics Development as a Tool for Nigeria to Achieve Vision 20 2020” In Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Adaptive Science &Technology (ICAST’11), November 2011, pp. 38 – 41.


Ndinechi M. C, & Ogungbenro O. A. “Design, Construction and Testing of Multipurpose Energy Saving LED Light: Its Implications on Energy Crisis in Nigeria’’ In Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Adaptive Science &Technology (ICAST’11), November 2011, pp. 226 – 230.


Ndinechi, M. C.; Okafor, K. C. and Udeze, C. C. “Trusted Cashless Cloud: A Flexible Approach for the New Cashless Society.” In proceedings of the Nigeria Computer Society, Vol. 23 ISSN: 2141 – 9663, Cashless 2012. Pp 67 – 74.


Mbonu, E. S., Ndinechi, M. C., Okafor K. C. & Ezekwe C. G. “Self Diagnostic System for Predictive Maintenance of Traffic Light Control System”. 2nd International Conference on emerging and sustainable Technologies for Power and ICT in a developing Society, IEEE NIGERCON 2013, pp 308 – 313.


Ndinechi M. C., Mbonu E. S., Okafor K. C., Abdul Qadir M. A. and Igboebisi Ikechukwu “Aqua-Tronics: An Intelligent User-Friendly Aquarium Control System for Efficient Fish Production in Nigeria”. In Proceedings of International Engineering Conference Abuja, 9th – 13th Dec. 2013.

INVITED PAPERS DELIVERED

Ndinechi, M. C. The Engineer and Engineering Education in Nigeria”. Being Lecture presented to Nigerian Engineering Students Association (NUESA), Federal University of Technology, Owerri during NUESA Week, 1994.


Ndinechi, M. C. “Choice of Electrical/Electronics Engineering as a Profession” Public Lecture delivered during the Nigerian Society of Engineers Career Day at Owerri Girls’ Secondary School, May 1996.


Ndinechi, M. C. “Resultant Effects of GSM License Auctioning in the Nigerian Telecommunications Industry and Its Stakeholders” Invited paper presented to the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Owerri Branch General Meeting/Seminar 2002.


Ndinechi, M. C. “Building Up skills for Creativity and Innovation for Alternative Energy Sources – Solar Energy” First Annual Innovation and Creativity Lecture Series. The Federal Polytechnic Oko, 28 July 2011.


Ndinechi, M. C. “Role of Research Institutions In National Content Development Invited paper presented to the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Awka Branch during the Annual General Meeting, Oct. 2011.


Ndinechi, M. C. “Appropriate Roadmap for Electronics Development as a Tool for Nigeria to Achieve Vision 20 2020” Invited paper presented to the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Adaptive Science &Technology (ICAST’11), November 2011.


Ndinechi, M. C. “From Research to Realization: The Nigerian ExperienceInvited paper presented to the Faculty of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. 3rd July 2014.

TECHNICAL REPORT

            Design and Simulation of Data Communications Protocol for Dedicated Information Exchange Amongst Nigerian Universities.

UNIVERSITY TEACHING/RESEARCH TEXTS

Ndinechi, M. C., Ogbogu, S. O. E & Okafor, E. N. C.

            Electrical and Electronics Principles for Engineers.  M. C. Computer Press 2000, ISBN:  978-047-223-1


Ndinechi, M. C.

            Computer Fundamentals of Programming.  M. C. Computer Press 2001, ISBN:  978-35470-2-X.


Ndinechi, M. C., Ezeh, G.N.

            Principles of Telephony, M. C. Computer Press 1999, ISBN:  978-35470-4-6.


Ndinechi M. C., Okwu P. I., Ezeanyeji, P. C. & Ezekwe, C. G.

            Artificial Intelligence and Expert System for Engineering and Science Students. Jo-Gene International Ltd. Onitsha, 2011, ISBN 978-978-8415-81-7


Ndinechi M. C., Okwu P. I., Ezekwe, C. G. and Igboanugo, N. E.

            System Architecture and Programming. Jo-Gene International Ltd. Onitsha, 2012, ISBN 978-978-8415-81-7


Ndinechi M. C., Ezekwe, C. G., Okwu P. I. & Agu S.

Computer Graphics and Visualization B. Fine and Associates Ltd, Awka, 2014, ISBN 978-978-52386-8-6

OTHERS

Ndinechi, M. C.,

            Computer Literacy for Schools. M. C. Computer Press 199, ISBN:  978-041-848-2.


Ndinechi, M. C. et al

            Progressive Computer Studies for Junior Secondary Schools.  Longman Nigeria Publishing 2001.

 
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